BETSY DEVOS QUESTIONS IF SCHOOLS SHOULD PROVIDE FREE LUNCH

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made a seemingly innocuous joke Thursday about no one getting a free lunch.

But the comment came as DeVos, a staunch opponent of public schools, is taking over the nation’s free lunch program that provides nutrition to low-income students and is under attack from Republicans, raising questions about whether the administration of President Donald Trump will protect food aid programs for children, NPR reported.

During her opening remarks at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference in the outskirts of Washington, Devos jokingly said she is the “first person to tell Bernie Sanders to his face, there’s no such thing as a free lunch.”

The debate over free lunch, however, is no joke.

Last year, Republicans pushed to introduce a billthat could have stopped thousands of schools from offering free lunch to all public school students.

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